DOD is working with the State Department, partners, and allies to evacuate U.S. and Afghan citizens from Afghanistan.
When the Defense Department began airlifting nearly 130,000 people out of Afghanistan as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces last August, Air Force 2nd Lt. Kristen Bishop found her fluency in Persian Farsi and Dari was suddenly in high demand.
Throughout 2021, National Guard soldiers and airmen embodied the National Guard’s promise to be "Always Ready and Always There" and continued to serve at the forefront of homeland response missions and overseas deployments.
A former interpreter who worked alongside U.S. forces for 16 years says countless soldiers and civilians assigned to Task Force Liberty played a part in ensuring his family’s safety as they evacuated from Afghanistan.
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